American Water Heater UP300 Specification

American Water Heater UP300 Specification
BUSINESS SOLUTIONS
2011 PROGRAM APPLICATION
Follow This Easy Process:
1 Eligibility
Check your eligibility. Qualified measures must be installed at facilities served by Consumers Energy. The
facility must have a commercial rate code. Projects must result in an improvement in energy efficiency.
Equipment must meet the specifications as explained in the application.
2 Submit an Incentive Application
E-mail, mail or fax a completed copy of the application, including the Application Summary, Customer
Information, and Incentive sheets. Pre-notification applications are strongly encouraged for all
projects and are required for specific measures as well as all custom projects. Please include all
required documentation including equipment model number and manufacturer specification sheets.
3 Installation
Once you receive your reservation, install the eligible measures on your project and collect all required
documentation for submittal.
4 Project Completion (Final Applications)
Once your project is completed, e-mail, mail or fax a signed and completed copy of the application and all
required documentation including installed equipment specifications, itemized invoices and, for custom
projects, final calculation of energy savings. Calculate your total incentives per measure using the
attached forms.
5 Receive your Check
The incentive check will be mailed out six to eight weeks after receipt of a complete final application.
If you are viewing this document in Microsoft Excel, please note that each section of the application is
accessible through the tabs at the bottom of the Excel window.
For all calculations to work you must have the Analysis Toolpaks turned on.
on You can turn them
on under the Tools/Ad-ins/ menu.
Send applications to:
E-mail
[email protected]
Mail
Consumers Energy Business Solutions
P.O. Box 1040
Okemos, MI 48805
Fax
1-877-607-0738
If you need assistance, please contact our program hotline:
1-877-607-0737
Please visit our website:
www.consumersenergy.com
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2011 PROGRAM GUIDELINES
Introduction
Consumers Energy is offering a comprehensive set of incentives under the Business Solutions Program to facilitate the implementation of cost-effective
energy efficiency improvements for business customers.
The following instructions provide basic guidance on the completion and submittal of the appropriate documents necessary for the review and approval of
Program Personnel. Applicants are urged to download and review the Policies and Procedures Manual, located at www.consumersenergy.com
The program incentive funds are limited. Final Applications for the current program year should be received by Nov. 30, 2011 to qualify for payment in the
2011 program year.
Program and Project Eligibility
The program offers business customers both prescriptive incentives for common energy efficiency measures and custom incentives for other eligible energy
efficiency improvements.
The amount of incentives a facility or customer can receive is limited. A facility is defined as contiguous property for which a single customer is responsible
for paying the Consumers Energy electricity and/or natural gas bill. The facility must have a commercial rate code.
Measure costs may include the labor necessary to install the measure, and costs related with the disposal of the removed equipment. Internal labor costs
may not be included in the total project cost.
Program Year Incentive Limits
Prescriptive Incentives
Custom Incentives
Customer Incentive Limit
Large Gas Customers
$100,000 per facility
100 percent of the calculated incentive up to $100,000
50 percent of the calculated incentive above $100,000
Maximum $200,000 custom incentive per facility
$500,000 across all facilities per customer
$25,000 per facility
Application Process
Pre- Notification
● Pre-notification Applications are strongly encouraged for all projects.
● Required for permanent lamp removal, new T5/T8 fixtures, electronically commutated motor replacement, HVAC energy control management systems,
hot water and steam pipe insulation, infrared heaters, roof and wall insulation and all custom measures.
● The Consumers Energy team will review project eligibility and reserve program funds. A reservation does not guarantee an incentive. Incentives will be
calculated based on the Final Application.
● Project funds will be reserved for 90 days. Notification is required if your project will take longer than 90 days at Pre-notification submittal.
Final Application
● Completed project applications must be submitted within 60 days of project completion, but no later than 90 days from the reservation date.
● Final Applications must include project documentation, including copies of dated invoices for the purchase and installation of the measures and product
specification sheets. The project invoice should provide sufficient detail to separate the individual measure and project cost from the cost of other services
such as repairs and building code compliance, as well as show the location where the measures were installed.
● Consumers Energy reserves the right to request additional supporting documentation as deemed necessary to ensure measure eligibility and verify the
expected energy savings. Requested information could include: equipment purchase dates, installation dates, proof that the equipment is operational,
manufacturer specifications, warranty information, and proof of customer co-payment.
● Applicants are encouraged to call the program hotline if they have any questions about documentation requirements. All Customer information will be held
in confidence.
● Once all project information is received, the team will confirm that the project meets the program requirements, perform necessary inspections and/or
perform technical reviews.
● The program team will send incentive checks six to eight weeks after project approval.
Inspections
Consumers Energy reserves the right to inspect all projects to verify compliance with the program rules and verify the accuracy of project documentation.
This may include pre-installation and/or post-installation inspections, detailed lighting layout descriptions, metering, data collection, and interviews.
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APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Important: Please follow the steps below for submitting Application forms.
1. Submit an Incentive Application
• Pre-notification is required for all custom projects, permanent lamp removal, new T8/T5 fixtures, electronically commutated
motors, infrared heaters, hot water and steam pipe insulation, roof and wall insulation, and HVAC energy management systems and
is highly recommended for all projects. Use the Application Checklist to insure that you have provided all of the correct information.
• Applicants may fill out the Excel spreadsheet and submit it electronically, or print out a copy and either FAX or mail it to the
program team.
• The program team will review the applications in the order received and funds will be reserved when the team receives a
complete application and determines that the project meets the eligibility requirements . Failure to submit a complete application
will delay processing of the application and may prevent the payment of incentive funds.
• The program team will send the applicant a letter acknowledging the project and reservation of incentive funds. Incentive funds
are reserved for a specific project and may not be transferred to another project, facility, or customer. Funds are only reserved for
90 days.
2. Installation of equipment
• Make sure that the equipment meets all of the requirements of the specifications and is installed per the Policies & Procedures. If
you have any questions about the eligibility of your equipment please contact the program team before installation.
3. Submit the Final Application & required documentation
• Final applications must be submitted within 60 days of project completion or 90 days from the date of reservation, whichever is
less. Applications submitted after the deadlines will be ineligible for payment. Final applications must include copies of itemized
invoices and receipts which detail specific equipment that corresponds to the incentive measures.
• Use the Application checklist page to make sure that you have supplied all of the required information so that the final application
can be processed without delay.
• Consumers Energy Business Solutions reserves the right to request additional supporting documentation to ensure measure
eligibility and document the predicted energy savings. This information could include purchase and installation dates, proof that the
equipment is operational, manufacturers’ specifications, and warranty information. All project specific information will be held in
confidence.
4. Program team Final Review
• The Consumers Energy Business Solutions team will conduct a final review of the project application and documentation for
eligibility and completeness. Incentive checks will be processed in six to eight weeks after the Final Application is approved.
• Applicants who submit an incomplete application will be notified of any deficiencies and lose their position in the final review
process until all requested information is received.
• Incentives cannot be processed for payment until the complete application and all required documentation is received and
approved.
• Final complete applications must be submitted by November 30, 2011 to be considered for payment in the 2011 program year.
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APPLICATION CHECKLIST
Incentives for
Pre-Application Checklist
Submit the following items for review
Final Application Checklist
Submit the following items for review
Prescriptive
Measures
Custom
Measures
Application Summary (page 5)
Application Summary (page 5)
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Customer Information (page 6)
Customer Information (page 6)
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Application Agreement (page 7,8)
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Measure Worksheet(s)
Measure Worksheet(s)

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Existing Equipment Manufacturer
Specification Sheets
Existing Equipment Manufacturer
Specification Sheets

New Equipment Manufacturer Specification New Equipment Manufacturer
Sheets
Specification Sheets


Product Quote
Product Invoices


Baseline Energy Usage Data
Baseline Energy Usage Data

Energy Savings Calculations
Energy Savings Calculations

Application Tips
The following tips may assist in the review and approval of the application:
1. Submit information on any new equipment to Program personnel for review and approval prior to purchase if it is unclear if the
equipment meets the requirements of the program.
2. Provide specification sheets or cut sheets on all equipment when possible.
• A manufacturer's specification sheet is provided for each measure installed (e.g. lamp, ballast, controls, refrigerator, freezer, etc.)
• Specification sheets include all measure eligibility requirements
• The model numbers of all installed components match those listed on the invoices
3. Paid invoices should clearly list all equipment purchased and installed, along with quantities and part numbers.
• The invoice is itemized to list each piece of equipment and the related expenses.
• Invoice indicates that it has been paid by the customer (e.g., show zero balance due, stamped paid, or check number and paid
date are all included).
4. Customer signature must be on final approval application forms.
5. Provide separate calculations for new T8/T5 fixtures, total watts reduced, or for watts controlled by occupancy sensors.
6. Ensure all entries are legible, and required entries in the forms have been completed.
7. Review the checklist provided prior to submitting an application to ensure that the application is complete and ready for review.
8. If a contractor or other third party is responsible for the installation of the project measures, ensure that the contractor name and
contact information is provided for an individual who is knowledgeable about the project.
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2011 INCENTIVE APPLICATION SUMMARY
PRE-NOTIFICATION APPLICATION
FINAL APPLICATION
Required Attachments
Required Attachments
Customer/Contractor Information Sheet
Customer/Contractor Information Sheet
Original Equipment Manufacturers Specifications
Signed Final Application Agreement
Custom Savings Calculations
Incentives Worksheets
Itemized Invoices with Equipment Model Numbers
Lighting
Original Equipment Manufacturers Specifications**
Electric
Incentives Worksheets
Natural Gas
Lighting
Electric
Natural Gas
Boiler & Furnace Tune-Up
Custom
Boiler & Furnace Tune-Up
Custom
Application Date:
Is this a revised application?
Yes
No
Project # (if revised):
Application Date:
Program Contact:
Expected Completion Date:
Project #*:
*Required for Final Applications that have been reserved
Project funds will only be reserved for 90 days from date of Pre-notification
** Not required with Final Application if submitted with Pre-Application
How did you hear about the program?
e-Newsletter
Internet Ad
Contractor
Advertising
Consumers Energy Account Manager
Other (please list)
Event/Seminar
FOR FINAL APPLICATION ONLY
(If using the Excel version of application, this section is automatically entered from the incentive worksheets)
MEASURE CATEGORY
INCENTIVE AMOUNT
LIGHTING
$
-
ELECTRIC
$
-
NATURAL GAS
$
-
BOILER/FURNACE TUNE-UP
$
-
CUSTOM
$
TOTAL INCENTIVES
$
-
-
Total prescriptive incentives cannot exceed the project cost. Custom incentives cannot exceed 50 percent of the total project cost.
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2011 INCENTIVE APPLICATION
Important: Please read the terms and conditions before signing and submitting this application. You must complete all information and provide
required documentation to avoid processing delays.
CUSTOMER INFORMATION
PRIMARY BUSINESS TYPE (select one)
Assembly
TAX STATUS (as entered on W9)
Small Retail
Hospital
Hotel
Big Box Retail
Small Office
College/University
Large Office
Individual
Schools (K-12)
Light Industry
Other (may receive 1099)
Fast Food Restaurant
Heavy Industry
Full Service Restaurant
Warehouse
Miscellaneous
Grocery
Natural gas provider
Corporation (Inc., PC, Etc...)
Tax Exempt
(describe other)
Electricity provider
Project Type
Consumers Energy
Consumers Energy
Existing Building
DTE Energy
DTE Energy
New Construction
Other
Other
Major Renovation
NAME OF APPLICANT'S BUSINESS (MUST MATCH REPORTING TAXPAYER ID #)
PROJECT NAME (IF APPLICABLE)
CONSUMERS ENERGY ELECTRIC ACCOUNT # (where measure is installed)
DBA (IF APPLICABLE)
1000 CONSUMERS ENERGY GAS ACCOUNT # (where measure is installed)
TAXPAYER ID # (SSN/FEIN)
1000 NAME AS IT APPEARS ON CONSUMERS ENERGY BILL
NAME OF CONTACT PERSON
CONTACT PHONE # EXTENSION
TITLE OF CONTACT PERSON
CONTACT FAX #
CONTACT E-MAIL ADDRESS
INSTALLATION ADDRESS
CITY
STATE
ZIP
MAILING ADDRESS
CITY
STATE
ZIP
CONTRACTOR INFORMATION
NAME OF CONTRACTING COMPANY
NAME OF CONTACT PERSON
CONTACT PHONE # EXTENSION
MAILING ADDRESS
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TITLE OF CONTACT PERSON
CONTACT FAX #
CONTACT E-MAIL ADDRESS
CITY
STATE
ZIP
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2011 FINAL APPLICATION AGREEMENT
As an eligible Consumers Energy Customer, I certify the indicated energy efficiency measures were installed in 2011. The energy
optimization measures are installed in a qualifying facility and not for resale. Additional program terms and conditions may be found
in the Policy and Procedures Manual available at www.consumersenergy.com.
I understand that in the event the application received a reservation, that reservation is not a guarantee of payment. Incentive
payment will be based upon the Final Application meeting the program terms and conditions.
Selected terms and conditions include, but are not limited to:
Final Applications and all required documentation must be received within 90 days of reservation confirmation, or 60
•
days after project completion, whichever is less.
•
The program has a limited budget, but is an annual program. Applications will be processed until allocated funds are
reserved or spent each program year.
•
•
All equipment must be purchased and installed prior to submitting the Final Application.
All equipment installed must meet the minimum specifications as stated in the application form and in the program
terms and conditions. Failure to meet the minimum specifications will result in disqualification of the measure for
incentive payments.
•
Applicant agrees to inspection and measurement activities by the utility or its representatives of both project payment
and equipment installation for up to five years.
•
Incentives may be taxable and the Applicant is solely responsible for the payment of any resulting taxes. Incentives
will be reported to the IRS, unless applicant is exempt.
The Applicant may be required to refund some or all of the incentives if the measures do not remain (or were not)
installed for a period of five (5) years or the end of the product life, whichever is less.
•
•
All materials removed, including lamps and PCB ballasts, must be taken out of service permanently and disposed of
in accordance with local, state, and federal codes and ordinances. The Applicant is responsible for being aware of
any applicable codes or ordinances. Information about hazardous waste disposal may be found at:
www.epa.gov/osw/hazwaste.htm.
•
For certain measures, the incentive amount will be determined based on the estimated energy savings. The
Applicant may be required to provide documentation on energy savings calculations and assumptions. Consumers
Energy will make the final determination of the energy savings and thus the incentive amount to be paid.
•
Consumers Energy has no obligations regarding and does not endorse or guarantee any claims, promises, work, or
equipment made, performed, or furnished by any contractors or equipment vendors that sell or install any energy
efficiency measures.
I have read and understand the program requirements and Measure Specifications and Program Guidelines set forth in this
application and the program Policy and Procedures Manual and agree to abide by those requirements. Furthermore, I concur that I
must meet all eligibility criteria in order to be paid under this program and not receive incentives from any other utility for the same
project.
I certify that the information on this application is true and accurate. By submitting this application, I authorize Consumers Energy
and its consultants to utilize my account information and project data. I understand this information is confidential and will only be
used to evaluate my application for compliance with the program Policy and Procedures Manual.
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2011 FINAL APPLICATION AGREEMENT
Important: Please read the Application Agreement before signing and submitting this application. You must complete all
information and provide required additional documentation to avoid processing delays. For assistance in completing these
forms and with the overall application process, please refer to the Application Instructions & Checklist pages.
INCENTIVES REQUESTED
CHECKS WILL BE MADE OUT TO NAME OF APPLICANT'S BUSINESS UNLESS PAYMENT IS RELEASED AS BELOW
TOTAL PROJECT COST
TOTAL INCENTIVES REQUESTED
COMPANY NAME
CUSTOMER SIGNATURE
CUSTOMER TITLE
TAXPAYER ID # (SSN/FEIN)
PRINT NAME
DATE
PROJECT #
ACTUAL COMPLETION DATE
FOR FINAL APPLICATIONS, SIGN AND SUBMIT ONLY AFTER ALL EQUIPMENT HAS BEEN INSTALLED.
A CUSTOMER SIGNATURE IS REQUIRED FOR PAYMENT.
PAYMENT RELEASE AUTHORIZATION (OPTIONAL)
Complete this section ONLY if incentive payment is to be paid to an entity other than the Customer.
I am authorizing the payment of the incentive to the third party named below, and I understand that I will not be receiving the incentive payment. I
also understand that my release of the payment to a third party does not exempt me from the program requirements outlined in the Measure
Specifications, Final Application Agreement, and Terms & Conditions.
Authorized by:
COMPANY NAME
PRINT NAME
CUSTOMER TITLE
CUSTOMER SIGNATURE
DATE
Check should be made payable to:
PAYEE: COMPANY/INDIVIDUAL NAME
MAILING ADDRESS
CITY
CONTACT PHONE NUMBER/EXTENSION
STATE
ZIP
TAX STATUS
Corporation (Inc., PC, Etc.), Tax Exempt, Individual, Other (May receive 1099)
TAXPAYER ID # (SSN/FEIN OF PAYEE)
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2011 LIGHTING RETROFIT INCENTIVES WORKSHEET
Equipment Type
Incentive
Compact Fluorescents - ENERGY STAR® qualified
$1.00
CFL - Screw In (30 watts or less)
$8.00
CFL - Screw In (31 watts to 115 watts)
$8.00
CFL - Dimmable or 3-way
$22.00
Compact Fluorescent Fixture
Light Emitting Diode (LED) Lighting
$22.00
LED Interior Fixture replacing incandescent lights
$10.00
LED Lamps replacing incandescent lights
Standard Linear Fluorescent Retrofit
$3.00
2-foot T12 to T8 or T5 (with ballast)
$3.00
3-foot T12 to T8 or T5 (with ballast)
$4.00
4-foot T12 to T8 or T5 (with ballast) - Includes U Lamps
$5.00
8-foot T12 to T8 or T5 (with ballast)
$5.00
8-foot T12 to two (2) 4-foot T8 (with ballast)
High Performance (HP) and Reduced Wattage (RW) Linear Fluorescent Retrofit
$5.00
4-foot T12 to HP or RW T8 (with ballast)
$0.75
4-foot Standard T8 to Reduced Wattage T8 (lamp only)
$7.00
8-foot T12HO to two (2) 4-foot T8HP
Permanent Lamp Removal* - Pre-notification Application Required
$4.00
T12 2-foot Lamp Removal (combined with T8/ballast retrofit)
$4.00
T12 3-foot Lamp Removal (combined with T8/ballast retrofit)
$5.00
T12 4-foot Lamp Removal (combined with T8/ballast retrofit)
$10.00
T12 8-foot Lamp Removal (combined with T8/ballast retrofit)
Exit Signs, Retrofit or Replacement - ≤ 5 Watt or ENERGY STAR qualified
$12.50
LED, T-1, or Electroluminescent Exit Signs
Traffic Signals
$25.00
LED Traffic Signal
$25.00
LED Pedestrian Signal
Controls
$0.08
Lighting Occupancy Sensors
$0.06
Central Lighting Controls
$0.06
Switching Controls for Multilevel Lighting
$0.09
Daylight Sensor Controls
$100.00
Exterior Lighting Bi-level Control w/ Override 150W to 1000W HID
E t i High-intensity
Hi h i t
it Discharge
Di h
C
i
Exterior
(HID) Conversion
$45.00
LED or Induction replacing ≤175W HID
$65.00
LED or Induction replacing 176W to 250W HID
$120.00
LED or Induction replacing 251W to 400W HID
Parking Garage High-intensity Discharge (HID) Conversion
$100.00
LED or Induction replacing ≤175W HID
$150.00
LED or Induction replacing 176W to 250W HID
$180.00
LED or Induction replacing 251W to 400W HID
Unit
# of Units
Incentive
Calculated
Lamp
Lamp
Lamp
Fixture
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
Fixture
Lamp
$0.00
$0.00
Lamp
Lamp
Lamp
Lamp
8 foot Lamp Replaced
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
Lamp
Lamp
8 foot Lamp Replaced
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
Lamp removed
Lamp removed
Lamp removed
Lamp removed
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
Fixture
$0.00
Signal
Signal
$0.00
$0.00
per watt controlled
Square foot
Square foot
Square foot
Fixture
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
Fixture
Fixture
Fixture
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
Fixture
Fixture
Fixture
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
T8/T5 New Interior Fluorescent Fixtures (Includes HID to Fluorescent conversions)* - Pre-notification Application Required
Incentives for new T8/T5 fluorescent fixtures are limited to $0.30/watt reduced or $25 per lamp installed, whichever is lower.
Pre
Post
Provide a brief description below including existing fixture
# of
Total
# of
Watts/
# of
Watts/
model and new fixture model.
Incentive
Lamps/
Watts
Fixtures Fixture Fixtures
Fixture
Fixture
Reduced
$0.30/Watts
Reduced
Maximum Incentive - Watts reduced
Maximum Incentive - New lamps installed
Total Incentive - New Fixture Lamps Installed/Watts Reduced
New T8/T5 fixtures are capped by the total watts reduced OR lamps installed per project, whichever is less
Incentive
Calculated
Subtotal
Total Lighting Incentives:
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
All lighting projects are expected to comply with the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) recommended lighting levels or the local
code.
Note: PCB ballasts and certain lamps are hazardous materials and must be disposed of in compliance with local requirements.
* Pre-notification Application is required
Lighting Equipment specifications are shown on page 15 click here to go there now.
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2011 ELECTRIC INCENTIVES WORKSHEET
HVAC INCENTIVES
Equipment Type
Unitary (i.e. RTU) and Split Air Conditioning
Systems & Air Source Heat Pumps
Equipment Type
Room Air Conditioners
Package Terminal Air Conditioner
or Heat Pump
Equipment Type
(dropdown)
Size Category
≤ 65,000 BTU/H (5.4 tons)
> 65,000 BTU/H (5.4 tons),
≤ 120,000 BTU/H (10 tons)
> 120,000 BTU/H (10 tons),
≤ 240,000 BTU/H (20 tons)
>240,000 BTU/H (20 tons)
< 760,000 BTU/H (63 tons)
> 760,000 BTU/H (63 tons)
Qualifying Efficiency
14.0 SEER
Incentive (per ton)
$30.00
12.2 EER
$40.00
12.0 EER
$40.00
11.0 EER
$30.00
10.4 EER
$30.00
Size Category
All
Qualifying Efficiency
Energy Star (Tier 1)
Incentive (per ton)
$30.00
All
See Spec (Tier N/A)
$25.00
Make and Model
Equipment Type
Size Category
Ground-source Heat Pump
Air-cooled Chiller
Water-cooled Chiller
ALL
ALL
ALL
Equipment Type
(dropdown)
Make and Model
EER
SEER or HSPF or Unit Size (tons)
IPLV
COP
(A)
Qualifying Efficiency
EER = 17.0
IPLV = 1.04 kW/ton
See Spec
kW/ton
EER
Full
Load
Equipment Type
Quantity Incentive
Per Ton (C)
(B)
Qualifying Incentive
(per ton)
Incremental Efficiency
Unit
$30.00
$30.00
$30.00
0.1 EER Increase
0.01 kW/ton IPLV
0.01 kW/ton IPLV
Incentive
Quantity
Per Ton**
(B)
(C)
kW/ton
IPLV
Incentive
Unit Size (tons)
(A)
Unit
Incentive
(A*B*C)
Incentive per Incremental
Efficiency Unit
(per ton)
$1.00
$2.00
$2.00
Incentive
(A*B*C)
# of Units
Incentive Calculated
HVAC Energy Management Systems (Pre-notification required)
Incentives for HVAC Energy Management Systems are limited to $32,000 per facility
$0.13
Cooling Energy Management System (Consumers Energy Electric Only Customers)
Square foot
$0.00
$65.00
$0.02
Unit
Square foot
$0.00
$0.00
Hotel Guest Room Occupancy Sensor* (Electric Heat)
Demand Control Ventilation (Consumers Energy Electric Only Customers)*
Total Electric HVAC Incentives:
$
* Customer acknowledges and agrees that Customer cannot apply for, nor receive, incentives for the same product, equipment or service from more than one utility.
** Total incentive per ton equals the qualifying base incentive per ton plus the incentive per incremental efficiency increase.
Example: 100 ton air-cooled chiller at 1.02 kW/ton
Base incentive is 100 tons x $30/ton = $3,000
Additional incentive is 100 tons x (1.04 – 1.02)/0.01 x $2.00 = $400
Total incentive is $3,400
† Pre-notification is required for HVAC Energy Management System incentive applications
Electric HVAC specifications are shown on page 18. Click here to go there now.
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2011 ELECTRIC INCENTIVES WORKSHEET
MISCELLANEOUS INCENTIVES
Equipment Type
Incentive
Unit
Energy Efficient Ice Machines
Energy Efficient Ice Machines, < 500 lbs
Energy Efficient Ice Machines, 500 to 1,000 lbs
Energy Efficient Ice Machines, 1,000 to 1,500 lbs
$200.00
$400.00
$700.00
Unit
Unit
Unit
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
Commercial Kitchen and Refrigeration
Walk-in Cooler/Freezer EC Motor replacing Shaded Pole Motor*
Walk-in Cooler/Freezer EC Motor replacing Permanent Split Capacitor Motor*
Case Cooler/Freezer EC Motor
Pre-rinse Sprayers (< 1.6 gpm, Electric Water Heating)
LED Lighting for Refrigeration Cases
LED Refrigerator Case Lighting Occupancy Sensors
Beverage Vending Machine Controllers
Anti-sweat Heater Controls
Night Covers
$45.00
$45.00
$30.00
$30.00
$50.00
$5.00
$50.00
$80.00
$6.00
Motor
Motor
Motor
Unit
Door
Door
Unit
Door
Linear foot
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
Other
Network Power Management Software
Barrel Wraps - Injection Molding and Extruders
Intelligent Surge Protector
Compressed Air Engineered Nozzle
High Efficiency Clothes Washer* (Electric Water Heat, Electric Dryer)
High Efficiency Clothes Washer* (Electric Water Heat, Gas Dryer)
$12.00
$1.00
$10.00
$100.00
$50.00
$50.00
per PC controlled
Ton
Unit
Unit
Unit
Unit
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
Equipment Type
VFD on HVAC Fans and HVAC Pumps < 100HP
VFD on HVAC Fans and HVAC Pumps ≥ 100HP
VFD on Chiller Motors
VFD on Process Pumping ≤ 50HP
VFD Application (dropdown)
# of Units
Incentive Calculated
Variable Frequency Drives
Incentive
Unit
$60.00
$40.00
$40.00
$60.00
HP
HP
HP
HP
Controlled Motor Size
Quantity
Incentive
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
Total Electric Miscellaneous Incentives:
$0.00
$0.00
Total Electric Incentives:
* Pre-notification is required for EC motor replacement
Miscellaneous electric specifications are shown on page 19. Click here to go there now.
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2011 GAS INCENTIVES WORKSHEET
HVAC INCENTIVES
Equipment Type
Space Heating Boilers
Boiler ≥ 0.86 and < 0.90 AFUE or Combustion Efficiency - Level 1
Boiler ≥ 0.90 AFUE or Combustion Efficiency - Level 2
Boiler Controls
Boiler Oxygen Trim Control
Boiler Modulating Burner Control Retrofit (5:1 turn-down or greater)
Boiler Water Reset Control
High Efficiency Furnaces
Replacement High Efficiency Furnace (≤ 200 kBtu/H)
Replacement High Efficiency Furnace (> 200 kBtu/H)
Incentive
Unit
# of Units
$1.00
$2.00
kBtu/H
kBtu/H
$0.00
$0.00
$0.25
$1,250.00
$400.00
kBtu/H
Unit
Unit
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$350.00
$1.75
Unit
kBtu/H
$0.00
$0.00
$0.40
Square foot
$0.00
$0.27
Square foot
$0.00
$0.00
$8.00
$5.00
$50.00
$65.00
$65.00
$0.04
$0.02
kBtu/H
kBtu/H
Unit
Unit
Unit
Square Foot
Square Foot
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
Incentive
HVAC Energy Management Systems (Pre-notification required)
Incentives for HVAC Energy Management Systems are limited to $32,000 per facility
Combined Heating and Cooling Energy Management System (Consumers Energy Electric and
Natural Gas Customers†)
Heating Energy Management System (Consumers Energy Natural Gas Only Customers)
Total HVAC Energy Management System Incentive
Other
Infrared Heaters* (Consumers Energy Electric and Natural Gas Customers†)
Infrared Heaters* (Consumers Energy Natural Gas Only Customers)
Programmable Thermostat*
Hotel Guest Room Occupancy Sensor* (Consumers Energy Electric and Natural Gas Customers)
Hotel Guest Room Occupancy Sensor* (Consumers Energy Natural Gas Customers)
Demand Control Ventilation (Consumers Energy Electric and Natural Gas Customers†)
Demand Control Ventilation (Consumers Energy Natural Gas Only Customers)
$0.00
Total Gas HVAC Incentives:
MISCELLANEOUS INCENTIVES
Equipment Type
Unit
$5.00
$50.00
Unit
Unit
$0.00
$0.00
Linear feet
Linear feet
Linear feet
Linear feet
$0.00
$0 00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$7.00
$30.00
$35.00
$150.00
$150.00
Unit
Unit
Unit
Unit
Unit
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$2.00
$0.50
MBtu
SF surface area
$0.00
$0.00
Laundry & Washing Machines
High Efficiency Clothes Washer* (Gas Water Heat, Electric Dryer)
High Efficiency Clothes Washer* (Gas Water Heat, Gas Dryer)
Dry Cleaner Boiler Tune-up (320 - 840 kBtu/H boilers)
$50.00
$50.00
$160.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
Laundry Ozone Generation System
$39.00
Unit
Unit
Unit
Lb. Washing
Machine Capacity
Miscellaneous Incentives
Truck Loading dock door seals new installation only
Truck Loading dock leveler ramp pit air seals - no existing seals
Greenhouse Heat Curtains
Greenhouse Infrared Film
High Efficiency Process Boiler Replacement (Hot water or Steam)
Wall Insulation (Gas heat applications only) (Pre-notification required)
Flat Roof Insulation (Gas heat applications only) (Pre-notification required)
Attic Roof Insulation (Gas heat applications only) (Pre-notification required)
Flexible Batch Broilers
Commercial Conveyor Oven (< 25" total conveyor width)
Commercial Conveyor Oven (> 25" total conveyor width)
$200.00
$100.00
$0.20
$0.05
$2.00
$0.50
$0.20
$0.15
$550.00
$400.00
$500.00
Door
Door
Square Foot
SF surface area
kBtu/H
Square Foot
Square Foot
Square Foot
Unit
Unit
Unit
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
Steam Traps
Steam Trap Test (Maximum incentive of $5,000 per facility)
Leaking Steam Trap Repair or Replacement
Pipe Wrap (Pre-notification required)
Space heating pipe wrap incentives are available ONLY for pipe in unconditioned spaces
$4.00
Pipe Wrap - Hydronic Space Heating (Pre-notification required)
$6 00
$6.00
Pipe Wrap - Steam Space Heating (Pre-notification
(Pre notification required)
$2.00
Pipe Wrap - Domestic Hot Water conditioned space (Pre-notification required)
$3.00
Pipe Wrap - Domestic Hot Water unconditioned space (Pre-notification required)
Water Heating
Low Flow Shower Heads (<1.5 gpm) - Gas water heating
Pre-rinse Sprayers (< 1.6 gpm) - Gas water heating
Gas Water Heater ( ≤ 80 gal)
Gas Water Heater ( > 80 gal)
Gas Tankless Water Heater
Swimming Pools
High Efficiency Pool Heater (Gas Heat)
Pool Covers
# of Units
Incentive
Calculated
Incentive
$0.00
Total Misc. Gas Incentives:
$0.00
Total Natural Gas Incentives:
$0.00
* Customer acknowledges and agrees that Customer cannot apply for, nor receive, incentives for the same product, equipment or service from more than one
utility.
† Customer must be receiving both electric and natural gas service from Consumers Energy to qualify for the larger incentive
Natural Gas Equipment Specifications are shown on page 23. Click here to go there now.
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2011 TUNE-UP INCENTIVE WORKSHEET
Forced Air Gas Furnace or Rooftop Unit (RTU) Tune-up Specification
Unit must have a minimum input of 40 kBtu/H. Contractor must complete a tune-up checklist for each unit serviced. A single unit with multiple burners or
modules is considered one unit. A rooftop unit is considered one unit. A burner that is dual fuel is considered one unit. For RTUs and furnaces
completing the checklist is required, but pre/post tune-up measurements are not required. The incentive is available once in a 24-month period.
Space Heating Boiler Tune-up
Incentive is only available for natural gas space-heating boilers. The minimum burner size for measure eligibility is 110 kBtu/H. The incentive is available
once in a 24-month period. The service provider must perform before and after combustion efficiency tests and record the results on the boiler tune-up
incentive application. Burner must be adjusted to improve combustion efficiency as needed. The incentives are only available for equipment used in
space heating conditions. Equipment for domestic hot water, pool/spa use or process load does not qualify. Details of documentation requirements are
provided in the program Policies and Procedures Manual.
Process Boiler Tune-up
Incentive is only available for natural gas process boilers. The minimum burner size for measure eligibility is 500 kBtu/H. The incentive is available once
in a 24-month period. The service provider must perform before and after combustion efficiency tests and record the results on the boiler tune-up
incentive application. Burner must be adjusted to improve combustion efficiency as needed. Boilers used primarily for domestic hot water, space heating,
or pool/spa use are not eligible. Details of documentation requirements are provided in the program Policies and Procedures Manual.
Tune-up Documentation (Submit one sheet per tune-up)
Site Name
Manufacturer
Date of Tune-up
Customer Contact Name
Model Number
Work order/PO number
Customer Contact Phone Number
Serial Number
Unit Input Capacity (kBtu/Hr)
Company Performing Tune-up
Type (Boiler or Furnace)
Annual Hours of Operation
Technician Performing Tune-up
Measure pre/post combustion efficiency using electronic flue gas analyzer
Include a copy of the combustion analyzer test
Adjust air flow and reduce excessive stack temperatures
Adj t b
Adjust
burner and
d gas iinput,
t manuall or motorized
t i dd
draft
ft control
t l
Clean burners, combustion chamber and heat exchanger surfaces
Clean and inspect burner nozzles
Check for proper venting
Complete visual inspection of system piping and installation
Check safety controls
Check adequacy of combustion air intake
Measure pre/post combustion efficiency using electronic flue gas analyzer
Provide the following data:
Before
After
Incentive
Unit
Gas Forced Air Furnace/Rooftop Unit Tune-up
Gas Furnace or RTU Tune-up (40 - 110 kBtu/h)
Gas Furnace or RTU Tune-up (> 110 - 300 kBtu/h)
Gas Furnace or RTU Tune-up (> 300 - 500 kBtu/h)
Gas Furnace or RTU Tune-up (> 500 kBtu/h)
$18.00
$48.00
$95.00
$178.00
Unit
Unit
Unit
Unit
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
Space Heating Boiler Tune-up
Boiler Tune-up Level 1 (110 - <500kBTU/h)
Boiler Tune-up Level 2 (500 - <1200 kBtu/h)
Boiler Tune-up Level 3 (≥ 1200 kBtu/h)
$150.00
$250.00
$350.00
Unit
Unit
Unit
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
Process Boiler Tune-up
Boiler Tune-up Level 4 (500 - <1200kBTU/h)
Boiler Tune-up Level 5 (≥1200 kBtu/h)
$350.00
$500.00
Unit
Unit
$0.00
$0.00
Combustion Efficiency
Stack Temperature
Oxygen Level
Carbon Dioxide
Carbon Monoxide
Equipment Type
# of Units
Incentive
Calculated
$0.00
Total Tune-up Incentives:
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Please attach supporting documentation as described in the Policies and Procedures Manual.
2011 CUSTOM INCENTIVES WORKSHEET
Pre-notification is required
Please attach supporting documentation as described in the Policies and Procedures Manual.
Energy Cost
Electricity
Gas
Please enter your Energy Cost. Do not leave blank.
($/kWh)
($/MCF)
Item 1
Description
Before Retrofit
Annual kWh Savings
$/kWh
Annual MCF Savings
$0.08
Measure Cost
$/MCF
Payback Period*
$5.00
Annual kWh Savings
$/kWh
Annual MCF Savings
$0.08
Measure Cost
$/MCF
Payback Period*
$5.00
Annual kWh Savings
$/kWh
Annual MCF Savings
$0.08
Measure Cost
$/MCF
Payback Period*
$5.00
Annual kWh Savings
$/kWh
Annual MCF Savings
$0.08
Measure Cost
$/MCF
Payback Period*
$5.00
Subtotal
After Retrofit
Item 2
Description
Subtotal
After Retrofit
Before Retrofit
Item 3
Description
Before Retrofit
Subtotal
After Retrofit
Item 4
Description
Before Retrofit
Subtotal
After Retrofit
Total Custom Measure Cost:
Total Custom Incentives**:
$0.00
$0.00
Note: Customer acknowledges and agrees that Customer cannot apply for, nor receive, incentives for the same product,
equipment or service from more than one utility unless there are both electric and gas savings.
*Payback Period must be greater than or equal to one and less than or equal to eight years to receive the incentive.
**Total Custom Incentives cannot exceed 50 percent of the total custom project cost.
Custom Specifications are shown on page 27. Click here to go there now.
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2011 LIGHTING SPECIFICATIONS
All lighting projects are expected to comply with the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) recommended lighting levels or the local code.
Compact Fluorescent Lamps, Screw In (≤ 30 Watts)
®
Screw in CFLs must be ENERGY STAR rated lamps or meet ENERGY STAR criteria. The lamps must have ≥ 50 lumens per watt. Note: This incentive is not
available for CFLs discounted by any utility company and purchased at retail stores participating in the CFL discount program. Incentives for CFLs
purchased from those retailers are included in the discounted price. (Discounted CFLs are identified at point of purchase)
Compact Fluorescent Lamps, Screw In (31 Watts - 115 Watts)
High wattage CFLs must replace existing incandescent lamps. The lamp must have ≥ 65 lumens per watt. Note: This incentive is not available for CFLs
discounted by any utility company and purchased at retail stores participating in the CFL discount program. Incentives for CFLs purchased from those
retailers are included in the discounted price. (Discounted CFLs are identified at point of purchase)
Compact Fluorescent Lamps - Dimmable or 3-way
CFLs must replace existing incandescent lamps. The lamp must have ≥ 45 lumens per watt. Note: This incentive is not available for CFLs discounted by any
utility company and purchased at retail stores participating in the CFL discount program. Incentives for CFLs purchased from those retailers are
included in the discounted price. (Discounted CFLs are identified at point of purchase)
Compact Fluorescent Fixtures
Incentives are available for interior hardwired compact fluorescent fixtures. Only complete new fixtures or modular hardwired retrofits with hardwired electronic
ballasts qualify. The compact fluorescent ballast must be programmed start or programmed rapid start with a power factor (PF) ≥ 90 and a total harmonic distortion
(THD) ≤ 20 percent.
Light Emitting Diode (LED) Fixtures
Incentives are available for interior hardwired LED fixtures. Only complete new fixtures or modular hardwired retrofits for interior applications qualify. Eligible
fixtures could include recessed downlights, track lighting fixtures and pendant fixtures. All LED lighting technologies must be listed as an approved product for their
specific purpose by ENERGY STAR or the Design Lights Consortium. If the fixture is not ENERGY STAR labeled, qualified third party test results must be
submitted for consideration. Testing must conform to IESNA LM-79-08 and/or LM-80-08 Electrical and Photometric Measurement of Solid State Lighting Products.
Tube type LED fixtures intended as replacements for tube type fluorescent lighting are not eligible for incenitives.
LED Lamps
The incentive is available for both screw in or plug in style bulbs used as replacements for incandescent lamps in interior applications. Incentive is available for
replacement of incandescent lamps rated 20-100 watts. All LED lamps must be listed as an approved product for their specific purpose by ENERGY STAR or the
Design Lights Consortium. If the lamp is not ENERGY STAR labeled, qualified third party test results must be submitted for consideration. Testing must conform to
IESNA LM-79-08 and/or LM-80-08 Electrical and Photometric Measurement of Solid State Lighting Products. Tube type LED lamps intended as replacements for
tube type fluorescent lighting are not eligible for incenitives.
Standard Linear Fluorescent Retrofit
Incentives are available for replacing existing T12 lamps and magnetic ballasts with T8 or T5 lamps and electronic ballasts. The new fixture lamps must have a
color rendering index (CRI) ≥ 80. The electronic ballast must be high frequency (≥20 kHz), UL listed, and warranted against defects for a minimum of five years.
Ballasts must have a power factor (PF) ≥ 0.90. Ballasts for 4-foot lamps must have total harmonic discharge (THD) ≤ 20 percent at full power output. For 2-foot and
3-foot lamps, ballasts must have THD ≤ 32 percent at full light output. A manufacturer's specification sheet must accompany the application.
High Performance 4-foot T8 Lamp and Ballast
Incentives are available for replacing existing T12 lamps and magnetic ballasts with high performance T8 lamps and electronic ballasts. This measure is based on
the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) high performance T8 specification (www.cee1.org) and is summarized in Table 1 below. A list of qualified lamps and
ballasts may be found at: http://www.cee1.org/com/com-lt/com-lt-main.php3. Both the lamp and ballast must meet the specification in order to qualify for an
incentive. A manufacturer’s specification sheet must accompany the application. Replacement of existing T8/T5 lamps and/or fixtures is not eligible for this
incentive.
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Table 1: High Performance T8 Specifications
High Performance T8 and T5 Characteristics
≥ 90 Mean Lumens per Watt (MLPW) for Instant Start Ballasts
Mean System Efficiency
≥ 88 MLPW for Programmed Rapid Start Ballasts
Performance Characteristics for Lamps
Color Rendering Index (CRI)
≥ 80
Minimum Initial Lamp Lumens
≥ 3100 Lumens *
Lamp Life
≥ 24,000 Hours
≥ 94% or
Lumen Maintenance or
≥ 2900 Mean Lumens
Minimum Mean Lumens
Performance Characteristics for Ballasts
Instant Start Ballast (BEF)
Lamps
Low BF ≤ 0.85
Norm 0.85 < BF ≤ 1.0
1
> 3.08
> 3.11
2
> 1.60
> 1.58
Ballast Efficiency Factor (BEF)
3
≥ 1.04
≥ 1.05
4
≥ 0.79
≥ 0.80
BEF = (BFx100)/Ballast Input Watts
Programmed Rapid Start Ballast (BEF)
1
≥ 2.84
≥ 2.84
2
≥ 1.48
≥ 1.47
≥ 0.97
3
≥ 1.00
4
≥ 0.76
≥ 0.75
Ballast Frequency
20 to 33 kHz or ≥ 40 kHz
Power Factor
≥ 0.90
≤ 20%
Total Harmonic Distortion
* For lamp with color temperatures ≥ 4500k. 2950 minimum initial lamp lumens are allowed.
High BF ≥ 1.01
NA
> 1.55
≥ 1.04
≥ 0.77
NA
≥ 1.51
≥ 1.00
≥ 0.75
Reduced Wattage 4-foot T8 Lamp and Ballast
Incentives are available for replacing T12 systems with reduced wattage lamp and electronic ballast systems. The lamps and ballasts must meet the Consortium
for Energy Efficiency (CEE) specification (www.cee1.org) and summarized in the table below. Qualified lamps and ballast products may be found at
http://www.cee1.org/com/com-lt/com-lt-main.php3. Both the lamp and ballast must qualify in order to receive an incentive for the system. A manufacturer’s
specification sheet must accompany the application.
Reduced Wattage 4-foot T8 Lamps (Lamps Only)
Incentives are available when replacing 32 Watt T8 lamps with reduced wattage T8 lamps when an electronic ballast is already present. The lamps must be
reduced wattage in accordance with the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) specification (www.cee1.org) and summarized in Table 2 below. Qualified product
may be found at http://www.cee1.org/com/com-lt/com-lt-main.php3. The nominal wattage must be 28W (≥ 2585 Initial Lumens) or 25W (≥ 2400 Initial Lumens) to
qualify.
Table 2: Reduced Wattage 4-foot Lamps and Ballasts
Performance Characteristics for Lamps(1)
Mean System Efficacy
≥ 90 MLPW
Color Rendering Index (CRI)
≥ 80
≥ 2585 Lumens for 28 W
Minimum Initial Lamp Lumens
≥ 2400 Lumens for 25 W
Lamp Life(2)
≥ 18,000 hrs at three hours per start
≥ 94% -orLumen Maintenance –or- Minimum Mean Lumens(3)
≥ 2430 Lumens for 28 W
≥ 2256 Lumens for 25 W
Performance Characteristics for 28 and 25 W Ballasts
Ballast Frequency
20 to 33 Hz or ≥ 40 kHz
Power Factor
≥ 0.90
Total Harmonic Distortion
≤ 20%
Performance Characteristics for Ballasts(4), 28 W systems
Ballast Efficiency Factor (BEF)
Instant Start Ballast (BEF)
BEF = (BF x 100)/Ballast Input Watts
Based on:
(1) Type of ballast
(2) No. of lamps driven by ballast
(3) Ballast Factor
Lamps
All BEF Ranges
BEF = (BF x 100)/Ballast Input Watts
Based on:
(1) Type of ballast
(2) No. of lamps driven by ballast
(3) Ballast Factor
Lamps
All BEF Ranges
1
2
3
4
≥ 3.95
≥ 1.98
≥ 1.32
≥ 0.99
1
≥ 3.52
2
≥ 1.76
3
≥ 1.16
4
≥ 0.88
Performance Characteristics for Ballasts(4), 25 W systems
Ballast Efficiency Factor (BEF)
Instant Start Ballast (BEF)
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(1) Lamps ≥ 4500 K and/or 24,000 hours have a
system efficiency specified ≥ 88 MLPW.
Minimum initial and mean lumen levels are
specified as follows: for 28 W lamps, limits are
2600/2340. For 25 W lamps, limits are
2300/2185.
(2) Life rating is based on an instant start ballast
tested in accordance with ANSI protocols.
When used for Program Start Ballast, life may
be increased depending upon the operating
hours per start.
(3) Mean lumens measures at 7,200 hours
(4) Multi-voltage Ballasts must meet or exceed
the listed Ballast Efficiency Factor when
operated on at least one of the intended
operating voltages.
Rev. Mar 30, 2011
Permanent Lamp Removal (Pre-notification is required)
Incentives are available for the permanent removal of existing fluorescent lamps. Permanent lamp removal is the net reduction in the quantity of lamps after a
project is completed. Customers are responsible for determining whether or not to use reflectors in combination with lamp removal in order to maintain adequate
lighting levels. Lighting retrofits are expected to meet the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) recommended light levels. Unused lamps,
lamp holders, and ballasts must be removed permanently from the fixture and disposed of in accordance with local regulations. This measure is applicable when
retrofitting from T12 lamps to T8 lamps only. Removal of lamps from a T12 fixture that is not being retrofitted with T8 lamps is not eligible for this incentive.
Exit Signs
High-efficiency exit signs must replace or retrofit an existing incandescent exit sign. Electroluminescent, T1, and light-emitting diode (LED) exit signs are eligible
under this category. Non-electrified and remote exit signs are not eligible. All new exit signs or retrofit exit signs must be UL or ETL listed, have a minimum lifetime
of 10 years, and have input wattages ≤ 2.5 Watts per face or ≤ 5 watts/sign.
LED Traffic and Pedestrian Lights
Incentives are available for LED traffic lights on a per-signal basis (including arrows) that replace or retrofit an existing incandescent traffic signal. At minimum, red
and green lamps must be retrofitted to qualify for the signal incentive. Signals shall have a maximum LED module wattage of 17. Incentives are not available for
spare lights. Lights must be hard-wired, with the exception of pedestrian hand signals.
Lighting Occupancy Sensors
Passive infrared, ultrasonic detectors and fixture-integrated sensors or sensors with a combination thereof are eligible. All sensors must be hard-wired and control
interior lighting fixtures. To assist in incentive processing, please provide the inventory of the controlled fixtures with the Final Application. Incentives are not
available for occupancy sensors that control lights with instant start type ballasts. Lighting schedules must be submitted with the final application in order to
receive the incentive.
Central Lighting Control
Incentives are available for automated central lighting control systems with override capabilities. The occupants’ schedule of operation must be taken into
consideration when programming the system. This measure includes time clocks, package programmable relay panels, and complete building automation
controls. Photo sensors may also be incorporated into the central lighting control system. Incentive is calculated per square foot of lighting controlled. Floor plans
and lighting schedules must be submitted with the final application in order to receive the incentive.
Switching Controls for Multilevel Lighting
This measure should be used with daylight or occupancy sensors and is applicable to spaces that require various lighting schemes (ex. classrooms, auditoriums,
conference rooms). Multilevel lighting switching controls also are applicable to warehouse settings with skylights, where they can be combined with occupancy
sensors and/or daylight controls. When combined with daylight or occupancy sensors, commissioning is highly recommended to ensure proper performance of the
switching controls. Incentive is calculated per square foot of lighting controlled. Floor plans and lighting schedules must be submitted with the final
application in order to receive the incentive. When applying for multilevel lighting controls you cannot also receive incentives for lighting occupancy
sensors or daylight sensor controls on the same fixtures.
Daylight Sensor Controls
Incentives are available for daylight sensor controls in spaces with reasonable amounts of sunlight exposure and areas where task lighting is not critical. The
controls can be on/off, stepped, or continuous (dimming). The on/off controller should turn off artificial lighting when the interior illumination meets the desired
indoor lighting level. The stepped controller generally dims the artificial lighting 50 percent when the interior illumination levels reach 50 percent of the desired
lighting levels. Continuous or dimming controllers dim artificial lighting proportional to the available daylight. All types of daylight sensor controls are required to be
commissioned in order to ensure proper sensor calibration and energy savings. Incentive is calculated per square foot of lighting controlled. Floor plans and
lighting schedules must be submitted with the final application in order to receive the incentive.
Exterior Lighting, Bi-Level Control with Override
Incentives are available for installing exterior bi-level controls to HID lighting that reduce lighting levels by at least 50 percent when the space is unoccupied. The
HID lighting must have an electronic ballast capable of reduced power levels, and be coupled with motion sensors to bring the light back to full lumen output for
security reasons. The controls include on/off controls, dimmers, and hi-lo ballast controls. This measure is applicable to exterior fixtures that are on during the
night.
Exterior HID to LED/Induction Lighting Retrofit
Incentives are available in exterior or garage applications for replacing existing high intensity discharge fixtures with LED or induction fixtures. Fixture replacement
must result in at least a 40 percent power reduction. LED fixtures should have a minimum efficacy of 35 lumens per watt. Applications include canopy lighting and
wall packs. This measure is applicable to exterior fixtures that are typically on about 12 hours a day. Photocells or time clocks should be utilized at facilities that do
not control exterior fixtures during daylight hours.
Parking Garage HID to LED/Induction Lighting Retrofit
Incentives are available in parking garage applications for replacing existing high intensity discharge fixtures with LED or induction fixtures. Fixture replacement
must result in at least a 40 percent power reduction. LED fixtures should have a minimum efficacy of 35 lumens per watt. Applications include canopy lighting and
wall packs. This measure is applicable to exterior fixtures that are typically on about 20 hours a night. Photocells, time clocks or motion sensors should be utilized
at facilities that do not control exterior fixtures during daylight hours.
New T8/T5 Fluorescent Fixtures (Pre-notification is required)
This measure consists of replacing one or more existing fixtures with new fixtures containing T8 or T5 lamps and electronic ballasts. The T8 or T5 lamps must
have a color rendering index (CRI) ≥ 80. The electronic ballast must be high frequency (≥ 20 kHz), UL listed, and warranted against defects for five years. Ballasts
must have a power factor (PF) ≥ 0.90. Ballasts for 4-foot lamps must have total harmonic distortion (THD) ≤ 20 percent at full light output. For 2-foot and 3-foot
lamps, ballasts must have THD ≤ 32 percent at full light output. High output T5/T8 lamps also qualify for this incentive. Specifications of the new fixtures, lamps
and ballasts, must accompany the final application. If specification sheets are not included, the default fixture wattages provided in Tables 4-6 will be used instead.
Incentives for new T8/T5 fixtures are limited to no more than $25 per lamp installed or $0.30 per watt reduced - whichever is less. Applications must
include the manufacturers specifications to validate the number of lamps installed.
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2011 HVAC (ELECTRIC) SPECIFICATIONS
Unitary (i.e. RTU) and Split Air Conditioning Systems and Air Source Heat Pumps
New unitary air conditioning units or air source heat pumps that meet or exceed the qualifying cooling efficiency shown in
the HVAC Electric Incentives worksheet are eligible for an incentive. They may be either split systems or single package
units. The efficiency of split systems is based on an ARI reference number. Water-cooled systems, evaporative coolers,
and water source heat pumps do not qualify as prescriptive measures, but may qualify for a custom incentive. All packaged
and split system cooling equipment must meet Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI) standards (210/240, 320 or
340/360), be UL listed, use a minimum ozone-depleting refrigerant (e.g., HCFC or HFC). A manufacturer’s specification
sheet indicating the system efficiency must accompany the application. Disposal of the existing unit must comply with local
codes and ordinances. Incentives for heat pumps are available only for the replacement of an existing heat pump.
Room Air Conditioners
Room air conditioning units are through-the-wall (or built-in) self-contained units that are two tons or less. There are two
eligible efficiency levels as listed by the CEE (www.cee1.org). A unit must qualify under ENERGY STAR® standards. The
minimum requirements and eligible equipment are listed in the CEE high efficiency room air conditioning specifications
(www.cee1.org). These units are with and without louvered sides, without reverse cycle (i.e., heating), and casement. The
qualifying efficiencies are provided in Table 1 below. Disposal of existing unit must comply with local codes and ordinances.
Table 1: Qualifying AC efficiencies
Size (BTU/H)
< 8,000 (< 0.67 tons)
8,000 - 13,000 (0.67 - 1.08 tons)
14,000 - 19,999 (1.2 - 1.67 tons)
≥ 20,000 (>1.67 tons)
2000 ENERGY STAR (EER)
10.7
10.8
10.7
9.4
Package Terminal AC and Heat Pump Units (PTAC/PTHP)
Equipment must be through-the-wall
through the wall self contained units that are two tons (24,000
(24 000 BTU/H) or less.
less Elibible systems must
have an EER greater than or equal to 12.5 – (0.213 * Capacity / 1000) where capacity is the size of the unit in BTU/H,
unless the size of the unit is below 7,000-BTU/H, in which case 7,000-BTU/H is to be used as capacity, or unless the size
of the unit is greater than 15,000-BTU/H, in which case 15,000-BTU/H is to be used as capacity, as defined by ASHRAE.
All EER values must be rated at 95°F outdoor dry-bulb temperature.
Ground-source Heat Pumps
New ground-source heat pumps that meet or exceed the qualifying Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) and Coefficient of
Performance (COP) as listed in the HVAC Incentive Worksheet Table are eligible for an incentive. Equipment with an EER
equal to 17 receive a fixed incentive; equipment with an EER value greater than the qualifying value will be paid per 0.1
EER incremental increase. All equipment must meet Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI) standards (325 or
330) and be UL listed. EER is the efficiency at standard (ARI/ISO) conditions of 77°F entering water for closed-loop
models and 59°F entering water for open-loop systems. A manufacturer’s specification sheet indicating the system
efficiency for cooling and heating must accompany the application. Disposal of the existing unit must comply with local
codes and ordinances. Incentives for heat pumps are available only for the replacement of an existing heat pump.
Air- and Water-cooled Chillers
Chillers are eligible for an incentive if they have a rated kW/ton for the Integrated Part Load Value (IPLV) and/or EER that is
less than or equal to the qualifying Level 1 (10 percent below IECC 2006 standard) efficiency shown in the table below. The
chiller efficiency rating must be based on ARI Standard 550/590-2003 for IPLV. The chillers must meet ARI standards
550/590-2003, be UL listed, and use a minimum ozone-depleting refrigerant (e.g., HCFC or HFC). The ARI net capacity
value should be used to determine the chiller tons. A manufacturer's specification sheet with the kW/Ton-IPLV or COPIPLV must accompany the application. Qualifying efficiencies for chillers are summarized in Table 2 below. There is a fixed
incentive for reaching the minimum qualifying efficiency, and incremental incentives for every 0.1 kW/ton-IPLV reduction
from the minimum required.
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Table 2: Water Cooled Qualifying Chiller Efficiencies (kW/ton)
Capacity Range (BTU/H)
Equipment Category
< 75 tons
75 - 149 tons
Screw, Scroll, or Helical-rotary
150-300 ton
> 300 ton
< 300 tons
Centrifugal
300 - 599 tons
> 600 tons
< 75 tons
75 - 149 tons
Reciprocating
150-300 ton
> 300 ton
IPLV
0.57
0.55
0.52
0.49
0.54
0.49
0.49
0.57
0.55
0.52
0.49
HVAC Energy Management System Specification (Pre-notification required)
Incentives are available for existing buildings that currently have no digital automated HVAC controls or outdated
pneumatic control systems with inoperable time control functions. Existing HVAC control systems cannot have time of day
scheduling (including 7-day programmable thermostats). Upgrading obsolete EMS HVAC system with inoperable time clock
functions will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis for incentive eligibility. Buildings upgrading existing digital EMS
systems are not eligible for prescriptive incentives.
HVAC EMS systems must be new and include (a) central time control, (b) real-time outside air damper positioning, (c)
graphic operator interface, (d) whole building real-time power and energy monitoring capability, (e) open-protocol
architecture, (f) web-based interface, (g) PC based controls, (h) have a minimum setback space temperature of at least 8°F
in both heating and air condition mode, (i) minimum setback period must exceed 2,200-hours per year, and (j) at least three
“enhanced” control strategies, (i.e.: critical zone hydronic heating supply temperature reset, AHU fan control, exhaust fan
control, etc). Open-protocol architecture controls system shall consist of either LonTalk (ANSI/CEA 709.1) or BACNet
(ASHRAE/ANSI 135) protocol being used between all controlled and controlling devices and every node on the network. If
incorporated with Demand Control Ventilation, real-time carbon-dioxide monitoring at the operator interface is required.
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maximum incentive available for this measure is $32,000 per facility as defined in the policies and procedures manual or
50% of the installed cost of the measure, whichever is less.
Pre-notification application must include proposed EMS sequence of operations, scaled floor-plan of building with
controlled area highlighted, specifications of proposed EMS system, and estimated cost for the proposed EMS
system.
Hotel Guest Room Occupancy Sensor (Electric Heat)
Incentives are available for sensors that control heat pumps, and other electric heating units for individual hotel rooms.
Sensors controlled by a front desk system are not eligible. Sensors must be controlled by automatic occupancy detectors,
and it is recommended that during unoccupied periods, the default setting for controlled units differ by at least 8 degrees
from the operating set point. The incentive is per guest room controlled, not per sensor. For multiroom suites the incentive
is available per room controlled, if a sensor is installed in each room. Replacement or upgrades of existing occupancybased controls are not eligible as a prescriptive incentive.
Demand Control Ventilation
Install ventilation controls on existing buildings that use carbon dioxide levels to measure occupancy and modify the
percentage of outside air based on variable levels. Only buildings with cooling applications are eligible. Conditioned
spaces must be kept between 65ºF and 75ºF during operating hours. Systems must have current fresh air requirements
equal or greater to 10 percent of supply air requirements. Carbon dioxide (CO2) sensors must be installed in conjunction
with fully functioning air side economizers. Controlled space must meet the minimum requirements of the current ASHRAE
62 standard, as well as all local building codes, and manufacturer’s recommendations. The incentive is calculated per
square foot of area controlled. Must submit floor plan with Final Application.
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2011 MISCELLANEOUS (ELECTRIC) SPECIFICATIONS
Energy Efficient Ice Makers
The incentive covers ice machines that generate ice cubes, flaked, crushed, or fragmented ice that is 60 grams (2 oz) or
less. Only air-cooled machines qualify (self-contained, ice-making heads, or remote condensing). The machine must have a
minimum capacity of 101 lbs of ice per 24-hour period. The minimum efficiency required is per ENERGY STAR® or CEE
Tier 2 (www.cee1.org). A manufacturer's specification sheet must accompany the application showing the rating in
accordance with ARI Standard 810.
Walk In and Case Cooler/Freezer Electronically Commutated (EC) Motors
This incentive applies to replacement of an existing standard efficiency shaded pole or permanent split capacitor
evaporator motor. The replacement must be an EC Motor. Final application must include photo of nameplate of the motor
removed.
Pre-rinse Sprayers (< 1.6 gpm, Electric Water Heating)
A low-flow, high efficiency pre-rinse sprayer less than or equal to 1.6 gallons per minute must replace a sprayer of 2.2 gpm
or greater. Most installed sprayers are 2.5 gpm or greater. Customer must be an electric customer of the utility, and use
electric hot water heating.
LED Lighting for Refrigeration Cases
Incentives are for replacing fluorescent refrigerated case lighting with light emitting diode (LED) source illumination.
Fluorescent lamps, ballasts, and associated hardware are typically replaced with pre-fabricated LED light bars and LED
driver units. The eligibility criteria is based on DesignLights Consortium. Minimum light output must be ≥ 100 lm/ft for centermounted lights and ≥ 50 lm/ft for end-mounted lights. Zonal lumen density must be ≥ 95 percent from 0°-80°. Minimum
luminaire efficacy shall be ≥ 35 lumens/watt with a minimum CRI of 70. Allowable CCT's (per ANSI C78.377-2008) 2700K,
3000K, 3500K, 4000K, 4500K and 5000K. Minimum LED lumen maintenance at 6000 hours should be ≥ 95.8 percent.
Luminaries should be warranted for a minimum of 5 years.
Occupancy Sensors for LED Refrigeration Lighting
Occupancy sensors installed on LED refrigerated lighting must be ≥ 35 lumens per watt and ≥ 72 CRI. Product must have
years
a minimum lifetime warranty of three years.
Beverage Vending Machine Controllers
Controller must include a passive infrared occupancy sensor to turn off fluorescent lights and other vending machine
systems when the surrounding area is unoccupied for 15 minutes or longer. Also, the control logic should power up the
machine at a minimum of every two hours to maintain product temperature and provide compressor protection. For
refrigerated beverage machines located indoors, backlighting lamps and ballasts should be removed to obtain additional
energy savings.
Anti-sweat Heater Controls
A control device is installed that senses the relative humidity in the air outside of the display case and reduces or turns off
the glass door (if applicable) and frame anti-sweat heaters at low-humidity conditions. Technologies that can turn off antisweat heaters based on sensing condensation (on the inner glass pane) also qualify. Incentive is based on the total
number of doors controlled on the case.
Night Covers
Incentives are available for night covers installed on open refrigerated display cases in supermarkets and grocery stores.
The purpose of night covers is to reduce the amount of cold loss from the open refrigerated display cases during facility nonoperating hours. The store must have a minimum of six non-operating hours per day for this measure to qualify. To
decrease moisture build-up, it is recommended that the night covers are perforated. Applicant should consider using proper
compressor capacity modulation and ensure the case manufacturer has no objections to use of a night cover.
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Network Power Management Software
This measure is for the control of desktop computers only. Installation must allow centralized control at the server level of
the power management settings (sleep mode and shutdown) of desktop computers on a distributed network. The software
must have a reporting feature that allows monitoring and validation of energy savings. Qualifying software must result from:
a new installation, where none previously existed; or an upgrade of an operating system or other network support software
where the desktop computer power management function did not previously exist. When contacted, customers must allow
Consumers Energy access to customers’ property site to verify: the software installation, the location of the installed control
software (at the server level), and the number of desktop computers controlled by the system. This measure is not
applicable for the control of laptop and laptop stations.
A copy of the software license agreement and a report (print-out) directly from the network energy management software
that shows (a) the location and (b) the number of desktop computers that are being controlled by the system must be
attached to and included with the final application.
Barrel Wraps for Injection Molders and Extruders
Insulated blankets strapped around barrels of extruders or injection molders are eligible for this incentive. Blankets must be
installed on previously un-insulated barrels, per manufacturer recommendations.
Intelligent Surge Protector
This incentive applies to surge protectors with built-in plug-load detection and control capabilities. The surge protector
(power strip) must include at least one uncontrolled socket, which would be a primary device. Turning the primary device
(usually a computer) on or off subsequently will turn the associated controlled devices in the power strip on or off (for
example, printers, monitors, etc.). The intelligent power strip also may contain sockets for devices that require a constant
supply of power. These will not be affected by the "control" device.
Compressed Air Engineered Nozzle
The engineered nozzle must replace simple open pipe/tube assemblies connected to a compressed air system. Usage of
the nozzles must be 2,000 hours or greater per year. The engineered nozzles must be between 1/8” and 1/2” in diameter.
Air jets and nozzles must have an SCFM rating at 80 psig less than or equal to those rated in Table 1 below.
Table 1: Qualifying SCFM ratings
Size (inch)
SCFM
10
1/8
17
1/4
18
3/8
1/2
18
High Efficiency Clothes Washer (Electric Water Heater)
Incentives are available for high efficiency commercial clothes washers, which wash more clothes per load than standard
clothes washers and use less water and energy. Qualified clothes washers must meet a minimum efficiency of CEE© Tier
2, with a Modified Energy Factor (MEF) ≥ 2.00 and a Water Factor (WF) ≤ 6.00.
Variable Frequency Drives on HVAC & Chiller Motors
Variable-frequency drives (VFDs) installed on existing HVAC fans and pumps are eligible for this incentive. Redundant or
back-up units do not qualify. New chillers with integrated VFDs are eligible under the chiller incentive, and installing VFDs
on package unit compressors may be eligible under the custom incentive. VFDs on new chillers are not eligible. The
installation of a VFD must accompany the permanent removal or disabling of any throttling devices such as inlet vanes,
bypass dampers, and throttling valves. VFDs for non-HVAC applications may be eligible for a custom incentive, which
includes large process motors(>50HP) and air compressors. The incentive is per controlled HP.
Variable Frequency Drives for Process Pumping
VFD must be used in conjunction with a process (non HVAC) pumping application. Redundant or back-up units do not
qualify. Routine replacement of existing VFDs does not qualify. VFD speed must be automatically controlled by differential
pressure, flow, temperature, or other variable signal. The installation of a VFD must accompany the permanent removal or
disabling of any throttling devices such as throttling valves. To qualify for this incentive, the pump must operate at least
2,000 hours per year. The incentive is per controlled HP and only eligible for controlled motors less than or equal to 50 HP.
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2011 NATURAL GAS (HVAC) SPECIFICATIONS
General Clause for Heating Measures
The incentive is available only for retrofit projects using natural gas as the primary fuel source. If a dual-fuel system is used,
or if natural gas is the back-up or redundant fuel, the custom incentive application should be used. Incentives for boilers are
only available for equipment used for space heating, except for steam traps. Equipment for process loads may qualify for a
custom incentive.
High Efficiency Space Heating Boiler
Boiler incentives are available only for equipment used for space heating. Boilers for process loads may qualify for a
custom incentive. Boilers purchased for backup or redundancy are not eligible. Boilers must modulate their firing rate and
have a sealed combustion unit. Applicant must submit boiler specifications with steady state boiler input and output ratings.
The ratings will be defined per ANSI Standard Z21.13 and use supply and return water temperatures. Note that high
efficiency condensing boilers will provide the rated efficiency only if return water is cold enough to condense the flue gases.
If the heating system cannot meet the requirement, a non-condensing boiler may be a better choice. Qualifying efficiencies
are shown in Table 1 below. For units with an input rating less than 300,000 BTU/h, the efficiency should be given as an
AFUE value. For units with an input rating greater than or equal to 300,000 BTU/h, the efficiency should be given as a
combustion efficiency value.
Table 1: Minimum efficiency requirements for gas space heating boilers
Incentive Level
Minimum Efficiency
Level 1
≥ 0.86 and < 0.90
Level 2
≥ 0.90
Boiler Oxygen Trim Control Specification
Boiler must operate a minimum of 4,000 hours per year to be eligible for this incentive. These are operating hours, not full
load hours. The incentive is eligible only for retrofit projects, not for new controls on a new boiler. The incentives are only
available for equipment used in space heating conditions.
Boiler Modulating Burner Control
The control must have a minimum turn down ration of 5 to 1 or greater. Boiler must operate a minimum of 4,000 hours per
year to be eligible for this incentive. The incentive is eligible only for retrofit projects, not for new controls on a new boiler.
The incentives are available only for equipment used in space heating conditions.
Boiler Water Reset Control
Outside air temperature reset or cutout control incentives are for existing space heating boilers only. A new boiler with boiler
reset controls is not eligible. The system must be set so that the minimum temperature is not more than 10 degrees above
manufacturer’s recommended minimum return temperature. For controls on multiple boilers to qualify, control strategy must
stage the lag boiler(s) only after the first boiler stage(s) fails to maintain the boiler water temperature called for by the reset
control.
High Efficiency Furnace
Condensing furnaces must be 92 percent AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) or greater and have a sealed
combustion unit. Air handlers are not eligible for the incentive. Chimney liners must be installed where a high efficiency
natural gas furnace replaces atmospherically drafted equipment that was vented through the same flue as a gas water
heater. Flue closure protocol must be used when a high efficiency furnace is installed and the chimney is no longer in use.
The incentives are available only for equipment used in space heating conditions. Equipment purchased for backup or
redundancy is not eligible.
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HVAC Energy Management System Specification (Pre-notification required)
Incentives are available for existing buildings that currently have no digital automated HVAC controls or outdated pneumatic
control systems with inoperable time control functions. Existing HVAC control systems cannot have time of day scheduling
(including 7-day programmable thermostats). Upgrading obsolete EMS HVAC system with inoperable time clock functions
will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis for incentive eligibility. Buildings upgrading existing digital EMS systems are not
eligible for prescriptive incentives.
HVAC EMS systems must be new and include (a) central time control, (b) real-time outside air damper positioning, (c)
graphic operator interface, (d) whole building real-time power and energy monitoring capability, (e) open-protocol
architecture, (f) web-based interface, (g) PC based controls, (h) have a minimum setback space temperature of at least 8°F
in both heating and air condition mode, (i) minimum setback period must exceed 2,200-hours per year, and (j) at least three
“enhanced” control strategies, (i.e.: critical zone hydronic heating supply temperature reset, AHU fan control, exhaust fan
control, etc). Open-protocol architecture controls system shall consist of either LonTalk (ANSI/CEA 709.1) or BACNet
(ASHRAE/ANSI 135) protocol being used between all controlled and controlling devices and every node on the network. If
incorporated with Demand Control Ventilation, real-time carbon-dioxide monitoring at the operator interface is required.
Buildings must have more than 10,000-ft2 of controlled heating space to be eligible for this prescriptive incentive. The
maximum incentive available for this measure is $32,000 per facility as defined in the policies and procedures manual or
50% of the installed cost of the measure, whichever is less.
Pre-notification application must include proposed EMS sequence of operations, scaled floor-plan of building with
controlled area highlighted, specifications of proposed EMS system, and estimated cost for the proposed EMS
system.
Infrared Heaters (Pre-notification required)
Only building space heating applications are eligible. High-intensity and low-intensity heaters are eligible. Heaters must
have electronic ignition and be replacing unit type heaters. Pre-Application shall include manufacturer certified infrared
heater layout with locations of existing unit heater being replaced. Infrared heaters must be installed per manufacturers
recommendations. Minimum ceiling height must be 14 feet. End of life replacement of an existing infrared heater does not
qualify.
Programmable Thermostat
Programmable Thermostat must have the capability of enabling the user to set one or more time periods each day when a
comfort set point temperature needs to be maintained and one or more time periods each day when an energy-saving set
point temperature needs to be maintained.
Hotel Guestroom Occupancy Sensor (Gas Heat)
Incentives are available for sensors that control natural gas heating units for individual hotel rooms. Sensors controlled by a
front desk system are not eligible. Sensors must be controlled by automatic occupancy detectors, and it is recommended
that during unoccupied periods, the default setting for controlled units differ by at least 8 degrees from the operating set
point. The incentive is per guest room controlled, not per sensor. For multiroom suites the incentive is available per room
controlled, if a sensor is installed in each room. Replacement or upgrades of existing occupancy-based controls are not
eligible as a prescriptive incentive.
Demand Control Ventilation
Install ventilation controls on existing buildings that use carbon dioxide levels to measure occupancy and modify the
percentage of outside air based on variable levels. Only building with space heating and cooling applications are eligible.
Conditioned spaces must be kept between 65ºF and 75ºF during operating hours. Systems must have current fresh air
requirements equal or greater to 10 percent of supply air requirements. Carbon dioxide (CO2) sensors must be installed in
conjunction with fully functioning air side economizers. Dual temperature air-side economizers with zone-level CO2 sensors
for rooftop units qualify, and return system CO2 sensors are required for built up systems. Controlled space must meet the
minimum requirements of the current ASHRAE 62 standard, as well as all local building code, and manufacturer’s
recommendations. The incentive is calculated per square foot of area controlled. Must submit floor plan with Final
Application.
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Steam Trap Survey and Repair/Replacement
The customer may apply for the survey incentive, the repair incentive, or both. The survey incentive is available for all
steam traps, functional, failed closed, or plugged. The survey incentive is limited to $5,000 per facility. The repair incentive
is available only for repair or replacement of traps that have malfunctioned and are leaking steam. It is not available for
traps that have failed closed or are plugged. The incentive is available once in a 24 month period. Replacement with an
orifice trap is not eligible for incentive. Steam trap survey and repair work must be recorded and attached to the incentive
application by the vendor. A spreadsheet with survey/repair/replacement results must be provided. At a minimum the
spreadsheet must contain the following:
• System nominal steam pressure
• Functioning
• Annual hours of operation
• Malfunctioning, not leaking steam
• Number of steam traps serviced
• Malfunctioning, leaking steam
• Per steam trap:
o Survey/repair date
o ID tag number
o Survey/repair technician
o Location type of trap
o Type of trap
o Orifice size (if repair or replaced)
Pipe Wrap - Hydronic Space Heating or Steam Space Heating (Pre-notification required)
This measure applies only to existing hydronic heating piping systems operating at a minimum design supply water
temperature of 180°F or steam heating piping systems, which currently have no insulation. Piping must be located in nonconditioned areas. New piping or recently repaired piping does not qualify for this incentive. A minimum of R-4 of preformed insulation must be added to existing bare metal pipe. The pipe size must be at least ½-inch to 2-½-inch nominal pipe
diameter. 3-inch nominal pipe diameter and larger may qualify as a Custom Measure. A minimum of 10 linear feet of pipe
must be insulated. This incentive is limited to a maximum of 500-linear feet per boiler system. Insulation used for pipes
should be high density fiberglass insulation, or closed-cell elastomeric foam insulation, shaped for pipes and blankets, batts
of fiberglass or mineral wool for flat sections. Applications must include the manufacturer’s name, insulation material type,
and the material k-value or R-value rating. All hot surfaces should be insulated. Insulating un-insulated process piping does
not qualify for this incentive, but may qualify as a Custom Measure.
(Pre-notification
notification required)
Pipe Wrap - Domestic Hot Water Piping (Pre
This measure applies only to existing domestic hot water and domestic hot water return piping systems operating at a
minimum of 140°F domestic hot water supply temperature, that currently have no insulation on the piping. New or recently
repaired piping does not qualify for this incentive. A minimum of R-4 (approximately 1-inch) of pre-formed pipe insulation
must be added to existing bare metal pipe system applications. The bare pipe size must be at least 1/2-inch diameter. A
minimum of 10 linear feet of pipe must be insulated. This incentive is limited to a maximum of 500-linear feet per boiler
system. Insulation used for pipes should be high density fiberglass insulation, or closed-cell elastomeric foam insulation.
Applications must include the manufacturer’s name, insulation material type, and the material k-value or R-value rating. All
hot surfaces should be insulated. Non-conditioned spaces are not temperature controlled. Conditioned spaces must be air
conditioned to qualify for the incentive.
Low Flow Showerheads - < 1.5 gpm (Gas Water Heater)
A low-flow, high efficiency showerhead using less than or equal to 1.5 gallons per minute must replace a sprayer of 2.5 gpm
or greater. Customer must be a gas customer of the utility, and use gas fueled water heating.
Pre Rinse Sprayers - < 1.6 gpm (Gas Water Heater)
A low-flow, high efficiency pre-rinse sprayer less than or equal to 1.6 gallons per minute must replace a sprayer of 2.2 gpm
or greater. Most installed sprayers are 2.5 gpm or greater. Customer must be a gas customer of the utility, and use gas
fueled water heating.
Gas Storage Water Heater
Heater must replace existing natural gas water heater that meets the criteria in Table 2 shown below.
Table 2: Minimum efficiency requirements for gas storage water heaters.
Size (Gallons)
Minimum Efficiency
≤ 80
0.67 Energy Factor
> 80
88% Thermal Efficiency
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Gas Tankless Water Heater
Heater must replace existing natural gas water heater. Unit must be power vented with an Energy Factor of 0.82 or greater.
High Efficiency Pool Heater
Heater must be equal to or greater than 84 percent thermal efficiency and must replace pre-existing pool heater. Heater
must be rated between 500,000 BTU/H and 2,000,000 BTU/H. Must have an on/off switch and have no pilot light. The pool
heater cannot be used as a back-up for solar water-heating.
Pool Covers
The pool size must be between 400 square feet to 4,000 square feet to qualify for the incentive. Equipment must be new.
Cover must be a manual, semi-automatic or automatic pool cover.
Dry Cleaner Boiler Tune-up
This measure involves cleaning the inside surface of boiler tubes to reduce mineral deposits, burner cleaning, and hot water
line insulation. Boiler must be a tube or kettle boiler system ranging in size from 320-840 kBtu/H. Incentives will be paid
once per boiler, per 5 year period. Boilers that are larger than 840 kBtu/Hr are eligible for a custom incentive.
Laundry Ozone Generation System
The system must utilize a natural gas water heater or natural gas-fired boiler that supplies hot water to an on-premise
laundry system. Incentives will be paid for a newly purchased product that is added-on to a new or existing commercial
washing machine(s). The Ozone laundry system must transfer ozone into the water through Venturi Injection or Bubble
Diffusion.
Greenhouse Heat Curtains
Heat curtains are required to be installed for heat retention in an existing gas-heated commercial growing greenhouse for
agricultural use. Curtains that are eligible for incentive must have been designed by the manufacturer to be a heat curtain.
The incentive applies to either a new curtain, where none previously existed, or replacing an existing curtain that is no longer
functional. All heat curtains must have a natural gas savings rating of 40 percent or better and have a warranty or an
effective product life of five years
years. Installation must allow the curtain(s) to be automatically moved or manually moved into
place. Incentive square footage will not exceed the square footage of the greenhouse floor, overhang or overlap material will
not be included in incentive calculation.
Greenhouse Infrared Film
Film must be infrared, anti-condensate, polyethylene plastic with a minimum thickness of 6 mils. Incentive is only for use in
an existing, gas-heated greenhouse. This incentive does not apply to a new construction project. infrared coating must be
applied via the factory to the film, coatings applied onsite to existing film does not qualify.
High Efficiency Clothes Washer (Gas Water Heater)
Incentives are available for high efficiency commercial clothes washers, which wash more clothes per load than standard
clothes washers and use less water and energy. Qualified clothes washers must meet a minimum efficiency of CEE Tier 2
(MEF ≥ 2, WF ≤ 6).
Truck Loading dock seals
These incentives are intended to reduce air infiltration at truck loading docks. Seals must effectively close all gaps between
the building and semi trailer. To qualify, building interior space must be heated during winter. Dock door seals must extend
out to fill the gap between the dock door and the trailer, including the "hinge gap" that occurs with outwardly swinging trailer
doors.
Leveler ramp air seals reduce air infiltration from around the loading dock leveler ramp. Air seals may be attached to the
exterior of the building or around the edge of the ramp, and must maintain an effective seal both when ramp is in use (raised
or lowered) or out of use. Brush-type or whisker-type perimeter/edge seals may be used in conjunction with air seals, but do
not qualify for incentive. Incentive is not available for the replacement of existing air seals.
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High Efficiency Process Boiler
This rebate is available to industrial end-use customers who utilize boilers as an integral part of a manufacturing process.
Boilers must meet a minimum combustion efficiency of 82 percent as installed. Only process boilers (i.e., units not primarily
used for domestic hot water, space conditioning, pool or spa use) qualify. The manufacturer name and equipment model
number must be provided. A flue gas analysis measured under full load conditions is required to document combustion
efficiency after installation is complete.
Flat Roof Insulation (Pre-notification required)
This incentive is for adding insulation to existing buildings. Total roof area must be less than 150,000 ft2. Roof insulation
must be installed in a space that requires natural gas fired space heating. All materials must be new and meet applicable
state and local codes and must be installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s requirements. "Insulation Entirely above
Deck” and “Metal Building" (as defined by ASHRAE 90.1 2007) roof insulation is eligible for the incentive only when it is
installed between the conditioned and unconditioned areas. Insulation installed above dropped commercial ceilings is not
eligible. Pre-retrofit insulation levels must be less than R-11 and final insulation assembly level must exceed R-24 and/or
local building codes. Pre-Applications will require the following: a) a scaled floor plan of the facility’s total roof area (ft2) being
insulated, b) a roof construction detail (sketch) showing a section cut of the existing roof, c) roof construction detail (sketch)
showing a section cut of the proposed roof, and d) specifications of the proposed roof insulation. Pre-construction pictures
of the condition of the existing roof insulation would also be beneficial. The maximum incentive available for this measure is
$20,000 per facility as defined in the policies and procedures manual. Buildings with a roof area larger than 150,000 ft2 are
eligible for a custom incentive.
Attic Roof Insulation (Pre-notification required)
This incentive is for adding insulation to existing buildings. Roof insulation must be installed in a space that requires natural
gas fired space heating. All materials must be new and meet applicable state and local codes and must be installed in
accordance with the manufacturer’s requirements. "Attic and Other" (as defined by ASHRAE 90.1 2007) roof insulation is
eligible for the incentive only when it is installed between the conditioned and unconditioned areas. Insulation installed above
dropped commercial ceilings is not eligible. Pre-retrofit insulation levels must be less than R-11 and final insulation
assembly level must exceed R-42 and/or local building codes. Pre-Applications will require the following: a) a scaled floor
plan of the facility’s total roof area (ft2) being insulated, b) a roof construction detail (sketch) showing a section cut of the
existing roof,
roof c) roof construction detail (sketch) showing a section cut of the proposed roof,
roof and d) specifications of the
proposed roof insulation. Pre-construction pictures of the condition of the existing roof insulation would also be beneficial.
The maximum incentive available for this measure is $15,000 per facility as defined in the policies and procedures manual.
Wall Insulation (Pre-notification required)
Wall insulation must be installed in a space that has natural gas fired space heating. All installed materials must be new and
meet or exceed all applicable local, state, and federal standards. To qualify existing walls cannot be insulated. The final
insulation levels should exceed R-13 and/or local code for the building type. Incentives will be paid on total square footage
of wall insulation.
Flexible Batch Broilers
This incentive applies towards the replacement of an existing conveyor-based gas broiler. New construction projects do not
qualify for a rebate with this measure. Existing broiler must be removed and disposed of in accordance with local and state
codes.
Commercial Conveyor Ovens
A conveyor oven can be described as a heated chamber with a moving belt that carries food product into and through the
chamber. The commercial oven(s) must meet or exceed baking energy efficiency of 42 percent. Ovens with a conveyor
width up to 25” in length must have an idle energy rate of less than or equal to 29,000 BTU/H. Ovens with a conveyor width
over 25” in length must have an idle energy rate of less than or equal to 57,000 BTU/H. Multiple-deck oven configurations
are paid per qualifying oven deck. Used or rebuilt equipment does not qualify.
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2011 CUSTOM SPECIFICATIONS
Custom projects must involve a facility improvement that results in a permanent reduction in
electrical (kWh) and/or natural gas energy usage (MCF) because of an increase in system
efficiency. Projects that result in reduced energy consumption without an improvement in system
efficiency are not eligible for a custom incentive. However, projects that involve an automated
control technology, such as energy management system programming, may be eligible for an
incentive. All equipment purchased for custom projects must be new.
Projects involving measures covered by the prescriptive incentive portion of the program are not
eligible for a custom incentive. Applicants have the option to apply for a custom incentive for
projects that involve an integrated solution with both prescriptive and custom measures.
Projects that are NOT eligible for an energy efficiency incentive include the following:
– Fuel switching (e.g. electric to gas or gas to electric)
– Changes in operational and/or maintenance practices or simple control modifications not
involving capital costs
– On-site electricity generation
– Projects that involve peak-shifting (and not kWh savings)
– Renewable energy
Project payback equals the ratio of the project cost divided by the annual energy bill savings.
Project payback must be greater than or equal to one year and less than or equal to eight years to
be eligible for a custom incentive.
The applicant is required to submit a Pre-notification application for all custom projects while the
existing equipment is still in operation in order to allow Consumers Energy the opportunity to verify
the existing equipment.
Requirements for Custom Project Electricity and/or Natural Gas Savings Calculation
The annual electricity and/or gas savings must be calculated for custom projects using industry
accepted engineering algorithms or simulation models. The applicant must estimate the annual
electricity and/or gas usage of both the existing and proposed equipment based on the current
operation of the facility. If the existing equipment is at the end of its useful life, the applicant must
substitute equipment that would meet the applicable federal and local energy codes when
calculating the annual energy savings.
The applicant must submit calculations and methods used to derive the savings. The applicant
must provide all assumptions used in the calculations and document the source for these
assumptions. Consumers Energy will review the submittal. Consumers Energy is solely responsible
for the final determination of the annual energy savings to be used in calculating the incentive
amount. Consumers Energy may need to conduct inspections both before and after the retrofit
projects to verify equipment and operation conditions. Consumers Energy also reserves the right to
require specific measurement and verification activities including monitoring both before and after
the retrofit and to base the incentive payment on the results of these activities.
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